Tornado Runs Through Alabama, Causes ‘Significant Damage’ — Leaving At Least One Dead, Many Trapped Inside Their Own Homes

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At least one person has died after a tornado in Alabama on Monday night, according to Fox News.

Buildings collapsed trapping people inside their homes.

“We will inspect the damage to determine the strength of the tornado,” the NWS wrote on Twitter.

Fultondale Police Chief D.P. Smith said a young man was killed when he was trapped in the basement of his home.

“The family had taken shelter in the basement but it appears a tree fell on the home and caused the house to collapse.”

“We do have possible fatalities, can not confirm the number yet. We still have search-and-rescue crews out working,” Fultondale Assistant Fire Chief Justin McKenzie said just after 3:30 a.m.

Fultondale Police Chief D.P. Smith said at least five people have been hospitalized.

“Our current goal is always life safety,” Coker said. “That is not only for the people who may have been injured but also the first responders who assist them.”

“There are still people trapped in their homes that we are trying to access at this time,” Fultondale Mayor Larry Holcomb said.

“It looks like a bomb went off.”

“On top of road dangers such as power lines and debris…traffic is clogging the roads. Once again, PLEASE stay out of the area,” the agency tweeted.

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At least 11 schools are closing.

“We will clear counties early as we can (once storms move past a particular county and the threat has ended),” the NWS wrote on Twitter.